Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A (Samuel) Johnsonian

T.R. Fehrenbach wrote this a few months ago ... I think it's still relevant.

Every four years, we're told that "this election" is vital; we can either change the world or terrible things will happen if the other side wins.

If you believe this, I suspect you are either very young or a fool.

Me, I'm a (Samuel) Johnsonian, believing in regulating imagination by reality and instead of thinking how things may be, seeing them as they are. In short, what is, is.

Like most thinking Republicans and the smarter sort of Democrats, when my candidate lost, I found the best revenge was making money. Fact is, most of us do better when our side is out of office because we are not distracted by politics.

Candidates run on words to get us to the polls. Take words with a grain of salt. Whoever becomes president, you will only grow fatter, or lose more hair, and still have to pursue happiness.

The future is waiting and it won't just happen - you gotta work for it.
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